Nick Hasted

Nick Hasted has been a film journalist since 1986. He writes about film, music, books and comics for The Independent, Sight & Sound, Uncut and Little White Lies. He has published two books: The Dark Story of Eminem (2002), and You Really Got Me: The Story of The Kinks (2011), both from Omnibus Press.

Can you forgive him? Mel Gibson's return

With the release of Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ this week, Nick Hasted takes a look at other shamed film-makers and actors, whose talent has eventually outweighed their bad actions in Hollywood

A message to you, Jay Z

From Bob Dylan to Eminem, it's become natural to express intimate thoughts through songwriting for millions to hear

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Polar Bear, The Lexington, gig review: Music that doesn't leave one

The Mercury Prize mostly acts as the slightly hip wing of the music industry's hype machine. It can, though, give a legitimate leg-up to a band such as Polar Bear, whose new album In Each And Every One has earned their second nomination, and whose questing post-jazz is a long-shot for mainstream acclaim.